The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The position reports to the Logistics Officer and adminstratively to the Head of Field Office. At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.
To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of cash-based transfers. This is assured by adhering to the key Supply Chain role in the Delivery and support in the Assurance CBT Programme phases.
Delivery Phase: This covers the stages from beneficiary registration to an efficient transfer of the entitlement. Important elements of this phase include beneficiary payment instruments management; FSP due diligence and contracting; secure payment transfer; retail network optimization and strengthening of financial sector and service providers.
Additional key objectives include:
Conduct retailer/ supply chain performance:
Objective is to determine the performance of the Supply chain for cash based transfer interventions, the impact of food markets and the challenges / constraints in the supply chain which essentially aids in selection of modality. Assessments and monitoring include (1) Supply Chain Monitoring, (2) Food Quality Monitoring and (3) Retailer Monitoring.
Supply Chain Assessment & Value Chain Addition
This is applicable to all interventions as WFP continues to work closely with contracted retailers linking them to smallholder farmers and other structured Commodity markets. Essentially, build capacities of retailers to contract transport and/or explore in linking them to current transporters and other relevant market actors.